How the Conficker Problem Just Got Much WorseJohn Mahoney4/03/09 1:00pmFiled to: confickerSecurityViruesbotnetConficker viruesConficker wormMegawormTopFeature661EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOn the surface, April 1 came and went without a peep from the dreaded Conficker megaworm. But security experts see a frightening reality, one where Conficker is now more powerful and more dangerous than ever.In the first minute of April 1, Conficker did exactly what everyone knew it was going to do: It successfully phoned home for an update. And while it was fun to imagine what nasty payload that update may have included (it was fun, wasn't it?), the result was not outwardly catastrophic; rather than a blueprint for world domination, the update contained instructions on how to dig in even deeper.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.